West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand at a Glance

About West Singhbhum :

The West Singhbhum district forms the Southern part of the Jharkhand State and is the largest district in the State. The district spread over 210 58′ and 230 36′ north latitude and 850 0′ & 860 54′ East Longitude. The district is situated at a height of 244 Meter above the sea level and has an area of 5351.41 Sq. km. The district is bounded on the North by the district of Khunti , on the East by Saraikela-Kharsawan district, on the South by Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Sundargarh districts of Orissa and on the West by the district of Simdega and Sundargarh. The West Singhbhum District with Chaibasa as its district headquarter, has been divided into 3 Sub-Divisions, 18 Community Development Blocks, 15 Revenue Anchals, 216 Gram Panchayats. There are 1792 Revenue Villages in the District. The district is full of hills alternating with valleys, steep mountains and deep forests on the mountain slopes. The district contains one of the best Sal forests and the SARANDA (seven hundred hills) forest area is known world over. The places of tourist interest in the district are Bidri, Chainpur, Hirni, Jagannathpur, Jojohatu, Kera, Kotgarh, Lupungutu, Mahadebsal, Ponga , Porahat, Ramtirtha, Tholkobad, Tholkobad

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Tourist Places :

Bidri:- The village lies in Manjhari Block. It has a small lake on it’s outskirts with a hill lock to the east. The forest Dak Bungalow situated west of the lake commands a fine scenic view. The Thakora waterfall is about 6 Kms. away.

Chainpur:- The village lies in Chakradharpur block and is noted for it’s Shiva Temple. Large fairs are held annually on the occasion of Shiva Chaturdasi & Chaitra Sankranti (Month-April).

Hirni:- The village is situated 40 Kms. North of Chakradharpur on the Ranchi-Chaibasa road. It contains a beautiful waterfall in the midst of dense forest. It is popular picnic spot.

Jagannathpur:- The village is the headquarter of the development block bearing the same name and is situated 45 Kms. South-West of Chaibasa. The Village derives its name from its founder, Raja Jagannath Singh of Porahat.It has an old temple of Lord Shiva.

Jojohatu:- The village is situated 22 Kms. West of Chaibasa amid forests. It is noted for it’s Chromites deposits and iron ore mine by the Singhbhum Chromites Company and the TISCO.

Kera:- The village is situated about 10 Kms. North-East of the block headquarter at Chakradharpur. It is noted for the annual three-day fair held there on the occasion of Chaitra-Sankranti.The village has a Bhagwati temple, which attracts a large number of devotees.

Kotgarh:- The village lies in Jagannathpur block. According to local belief, it was the seat of very powerful Indian rulers whose sway spread over the areas of Jagannathpur, Manjhari, Manjhgaon & Chakradharpur only a century ago. Narpat Singh who had built fortresses at Kotgarh, Jagannathpur & Jaintgarh is said to have been the last king of the Dynasty.

Lupungutu:- It is a small village situated only 2 Kms. West of Chaibasa town. It has a perennial natural spring, which is a popular picnic spot.

Mahadebsal:- The place is situated about 5 Kms. from Goilkera. It contains an important temple of Lord Mahadev.A large fair is held annually on the occasion of Shiva Ratri.

Ponga :- The village is situated about 14 Kms. from the block head-quarter at Chakradharpur. It is noted for the remains of the place known as “Mangarh” traditionally ascribed to Raja Man Singh who was Sorag (Sic) by caste. The village has a temple of Pauri Devi.

Porahat:- The village used to be the headquarter of the erstwhile Porahat Raj, which extended over a large part of the district.

Ramtirtha:- The village lies in Jagannathpur block and is noted for it’s annual fair held on Makar Sankranti day (January). It has a Shiva Temple and a waterfall on the Baitarni river. According to Local tradition, Lord Ramchandra crossed this river on Makar Sankranti day, when the fair is held.

Tholkobad:- The village lies 46 Kms. south of the block headquarter at Manoharpur.It is scenically situated amid forests at an elevation of 1800 ft. and draws may visitors,particularly for game.The oldest Sal tree the “SARANDA QUEEN” exists here.The perimeter of the tree is 25 ft.

Benisagar:- This is situated in the border of West Singhbhum & Orissa.The place was named after the king Beni. This is famous for archaeological findings. The famous Khiching temple relate to the

Dakshin Dinajpur District of West Bengal at a Glance

About Dakshin Dinajpur District :

The West Dinajpur District was bifurcated into Uttar Dinajpur and Dakshin Dinajpur on 01.04.1992. The erstwhile Balurghat Sub-Division along with Banshihari and Kushmandi Blocks (which were in Raigunj Sub-Division prior to the bifurcation) comprise the new district, Dakshin Dinajpur. Balurghat is the district Headquarters of the Dakshin Dinajpur district. The Area of the district is 2162 sq km. The population of the district is 15,03,178 as per 2011 Census. The district is divided into 2 Subdivisions 8 Blocks and 1534 Villages. The district is drained by a number of North-South flowing river like Atreyee, Punarbhaba, Tangon and Brahmani. It is predominantly an agricultural district with large area of land being under cultivation. The places of tourist interests in the districts are Sarongbari, Indo-Bangladesh Border, Balurghat town, college museum of Balurghat, Khanpur, Patiram Thakur Estate, Bolla Kali Temple, and Tapan Dighi

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Tourist Places :

Sarongbari :

Sarongbari is a small forest and a very attractive picnic spot. One small hut has been constructed with drinking water facilities and is managed by Hili Panchayat Samiti. Prior permission is to be sought from the Block Development Officer, Hili, to enter this spot

College Museum :

The college museum of Balurghat, though a small one, is worth seeing. Many antique collections including coins, inscriptions, sculptures, terracotta, ornamental stones, etc. of ancient ages are preserved here. Two incriptions have been deciphered by Prof A K Goswami which has thrown new light on the religious belief of the Pala period

Khanpur :

It is situated on the Patiram-Trimohini road about 18 Kms away (North-East) from Balurghat town. This place is very famous for the TEBHAGA Movement. History tells us that in the year 1946, the share croppers of this area raised a movement for establishing their ¾ percentage share of the crops
To combat this movement the British Force along with local Zamindars started various oppressive measures including plunder, rape, setting fire, etc. In the face of such oppression, the movement instead of subsiding, further flared up. The local cultivators also lent their whole-hearted support to the movement. On 20 February, 1947, a large contingent of Police force went to Khanpur to arrest the leaders of the Tebhaga Movement. Under the leadership of SriI Chiarshai Sekh, the people disconnected the road. The Police arrested Smt Jasoda Rajbanshi, W/o NilKantha Rajbanshi (Party Secretary), Sri Gopeshwar Das Mohanta, Sri Ghutui Kolkamar, Sri Gajimuddin and Sri Sashi Barman.
However, the share croppers under the leadership of Chiarshai Sekh succeeded to snatch away those arrested cultivators from the police jeep and damaged the vehicle. The Police then opened fire. As per report police fired about 121 rounds upon the public. As a result 21 (twenty one) cultivators died on the spot. Among these victims were people belonging to the Hindus, Muslims and the Schedule Tribes. There is a small memorial in the spot inscribing the names of the patriotic souls
Bolla Kali Temple :
About 20 Kms away from Balurghat town on the Balurghat- Malda Highway, the village BOLLA is situated. There is a famous Kali temple named after “BOLLA Ma Kali’. There is a story behind this temple. It is said that one Zamindar was arrested by the British as he could not pay the tax for his Zamindari. Goddess Kali came to his rescue and the Zamindar was freed the very next day. As a token of gratitude, he built a temple of Goddess ‘Kali’ and started worshipping her. As the Zamindar was freed on a Friday following the Rash Purnima Friday, Kali Puja is being observed here on every Friday following the Rash Purnima. Thousands of devotees throng the place to offer prayers and puja from different parts of the district. The Puja Committee organise a 3 (three) day fair on the occasion. This is also famous for sacrificing animals (Bali)

Rewari District of Haryana at a Glance

About Rewari District :

The History of the district Rewari is contemporary to the history of Delhi. During MAHABHARTA period there was a king named Rewat He had a daughter whose name was Rewati. But the king used to call her Rewa lovingly. The king founded and established a city named “Rewa wadi” after the name of her daughter. Later on Rewa got married with Balram, elder brother of Lord Krishna and the king donated the city “Rewa wadi”as dowry to her daughter. Later the city Rewa wadi became REWARI.

The majority of the castes which lived in Rewari was Morya, Gupts and Gujjars. Although now the majority is of the Ahirs, all castes live with harmony. In the city the Punjabis and Guptas have hold on the business.

Rewari was accorded the status of a district by the Government of Haryana on November, 1, 1989. Its geographical boundaries have district Jhajjar in its north, Mahendergarh district in its west and district Gurgaon in its east & north-east directions. District Alwar of Rajasthan touches Rewari in the south-east. Prior to it, Rewari was a Sub-division and Tehsil head quarter of district Mahendergarh

At a Glance :

Population as per census 20011 a general detail

  Sr. no. Particulars No. % to total population
1. Rural Population 629177 82.20
2. Urban Population 136174 17.90
3. Total Population 765351 100
4. Male 403034 52.66
5. Female 362317 47.34
6. Literates 488190 63.78
7 SC Population 144452 18.87
8. Density of Population 483 Per Sq. KM.
9. No. of females on 1000/- males 899

Municipal Committee wise population

Sr. no. MC. Name No. of Household Population Male Female Literate
Total Male Female
1. REWARI 17888 100684 53935 46749 73436 42488 30948
2. BAWAL 1945 12144 6495 5650 7837 4820 3017
Total 19833 112828 60430 52399 81273 47308 33965

Tehsil wise Population

 Srno. TehsilName No. of Households Population Literate
   Total   Male Female Total Male Female
1. REWARI 97598 543710 287758 255952 353849 216140 137709
2. BAWAL 17951 110676 58171 52505 64121 40843 23278
3. KOSLI 20011 110965 57105 53860 70220 42577 27643
Total 135560 765351 403034 362317 488190 299560 188630

Categories wise workers – As per census 2001

Sr. no. Particulars Male Female Total
1. Cultivators 77274 72109 149383
2. Agri. Labourers 17443 26887 44330
3. Household industries 5061 3252 8313
9. Other workers 100845 31140 131985
Total workers 200623 133388 334011

Area

Sr no.  Particulars Area in 00 Hect.
1. Total area according to village papers 129123
2. Barren and unculturable land 4068
3. Land put to non- agricultural uses
4. Forest 1856
5. Culturable  waste 15555
6. Permanent pastures and other grazing land
7. Land under misc. trees/crops
8. Current fallows
9 Fallows land other than current fallows
10.  Net area Sown 125565
11. Area sown more than once 47745
12 Total cropped area 1773310

 Irrigated area

  Sr. no. Particulars ( ’00 Hect.) Source of  irrigated area
Canals Tubewells Total (‘00Hect.)
1. Net Irrigated area 119440 25 1032 1057

Agriculture

Sr. No Particulars Total Nos.
1 Electric Pump 21744
2 Diesel Pump 6358
3 No. of Tractors (4-wheel) 6143
4 Fertilizers Consumption (Tonnes)
a) Nitrogen 14383
b)Phosphatic 9466
c)Potassic 66
5 Pesticides 176.3 KG.

Transportation & communication

Sr. No. Particulars No.
1. Railway Stations 11
2. Post & Telegraphic Offices 139
3. Length of Metalled Road  Km. 883

Details of Banks

Name of Bank Nos.
State Bank of Patiala 1
Punjab National Bank 11
Central Bank of India 4
State Bank of India 4
Co-Operative Banks 14
Other Banks 24
Total 58

Veterinary Institutions

Sr. no. Particulars No.
1. Civil Vety. Hospital 6
2. Regional Artificial Insemination Centre 4
3. Civil Vety. Dispensaries 33
4. Stockman Centre 30
5. Sheep Wool Extension  Centre 2
6. Poultry Farm Centre 1
7 Piggery Farm -NIL-
8 Gau Sadan -NIL-
7. Animals Treated 129661

 

Live Stocks

 

Sr. No. Particulars No. Sr.No. Particulars No.
1. Cow 21924 6. Sheep 26126
2. Buffalows 205199 7. Goats 34657
3. Horses & Ponnys 660 8. Camels 3776
4. Donkeys 650 9. Pigs 783
5. Mules 953 10. Dogs & others 17826
Total 312504

Health

Sr. No. Particulars Total
1. Hospitals 2
2. PHC 14
3. Dispensary 5
4. CHC 4
5. Sub Centre 102
Total 127

Ayurvedic Unani/Homeopathic Institutions

Sr. no. Particulars No.
1. Ayurvedic 16
2. Unani 2
3. Homeopathic
4. Patients Treated 96975
5. Vaids 14
6. Dispenser/Compo under 14

 

Education

Sr. no. Type of Inst. No. of Inst. No. of Students.
Male Female Total
1. Colleges 10 5510 3756 9266
2. Sr.School/ High Schools 195 36093 30006 66099
4. Middle School 117 4719 5208 9927
5. Primary School 534 35027 33951 68978

Electricity

LT Lines (circuit KM) H.T. Lines (circuit KM) No. of Transformers
7311 2844 4071

 

No. of connections
Domestic. Commercial Industrial St.Light Agriculture Household Industries Total
104155 10323 1960 14 22765 190 139407

 

 

Miscellaneous

Sr. no. Particulars No.
1. Redg. Industries 131
2. Employed workers in Industries 13438
3. Birth rate per thousand 24
4. Death rate per thousand 6
5. Cinema Hall 5
6. Police Station 15
7. Police Post 33
8. Haryana Roadways Buses 145

Fatehabad District of Haryana at a Glance

About Fatehabad District :

Aryans at first on the banks of the rivers -the Saraswati and the Drishadvati, and in the course of their expansion covered a wider area of Hisar and Fatehabad. The area was probably included in the kingdom of Pandavas and their successors. Pāṇini mentions quite a few towns of the region-Aisukari, Taushayana (Tohana) and Rori which have been identified with Hisar, Tohana and Rori, respectively2. According to Puranas, the areas of Fatehabad district remained a part of Nanda empire. The discovery of Ashokan pillars at Hisar and Fatehabad shows that the area of the district remained a part of Mauryan empire.By 1798, Agroha and Tohana were important parganas under the control of George Thomas. When George Thomas was driven out from here by the Sikh-Maratha-French Confederacy, a French Officer Lt. Bourquian controlled these areas on behalf of Marathas . He is said to have rebuilt the towns of Tohana and Hissar. Later these areas were placed under the charge of Illias Beg, a Mughal noble of Hansi.With the treaty of Surji Anjangaon 1803, the British became the rulers of this area and Marathas were vanquished forever. In November, 1884, the Sirsa district was abolished and Sirsa tahsil after the distribution of villages was formed . In 1889, 15 villages forming a detached block known as Budhlada were transferred form Kaithal tahsil to Fatehabad tahsil. The Barwala tahsil containing139 villages was abolished with effect from January 1, 1891 and its area was distributed between 3 contiguous tahsils ; 13 villages going to Hansi, 24 to Hisar and 102 to Fatehabad. At the same time 13 villages were transferred from Hissar tahsil to Bhiwani tahsil and a sub-tahsil was established at Tohana in Fatehabad tahsil

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